Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thrifty Thursday~Hobby Lobby Frenzy

thriftthursday I love when Hobby Lobby has their 90% off clearance sale. I have managed to hit it a couple of times this year and always have to be careful and not go extreme-crazy shopping. They had a ton of candle sticks and gold-ish decorator pieces. Here is sampling of the goods that I set all over the table when I got home.001 002

Check out all these killer prices. It’s pretty cool to spend 2.50 instead of 25.00 and 4.00 instead of 40.00.003


007 The crown was sitting by itself without a price. When I went through the check out, the cashier said the glass candle holder that the crown perches upon, came through and was sold earlier, so I could have the crown for $2.

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010I lined everything up on my work table outside and rapid-fire blasted them with Heirloom White spray paint. The next day, when the snow had melted, I blasted them a second time. I always miss spots, nooks and crannies on the first go around.011

013They were hauled into the dining room before the snow came back with a vengeance. The thing about Denver is that it can snow like mad one day and the following day the sun comes out and melts it all away with 60+ degree weather. Good thing because I am regularly painting something in the back yard.

I like to decorate with white so much more than the antiqued-gold-ish finish. I may shabby these up with some sand paper and antiquing glaze. Can’t wait to work these into a vignette but I don’t have a plan, yet. Sometimes it just comes together when I start playing around with the pieces.

All in all, I spent about 22.00 including the can of spray paint. For great inspiration, you really need to go over to Bloggaritaville for a list of participants that are showing their Thrifty Thursday treasures.016


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh you lucky girl! What deals you got on these great things. And oh you clever girl! It all looks so pretty with the white paint! laurie

helenabelle said...

Wow! I wish that I had a Hobby Lobby nearby. The closest one is 125 miles away. Congratulations on your great finds! They all look great painted white, too. :)

Alma said...

OMG! Those are some fabulous finds! I'm SO jealous. :) I've heard of Hobby Lobby, but we don't have one where I live. I really wish we did..

Kiki said...

YOu are a Queen of creation...fabulous..mega-awesome! I want that crown!! You lucky gal...such fun...such great finds..and you worked your magic on them all.. wonderful!! I am dazzled!

Patti said...

I also hit the 90% off sale over the weekend and blogged about it - I got a lamp and great candlestick - you can't beat the prices - and our aisle was packed full!! I like that you sprayed them all white...nice update!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is where my Hobby Lobby envy comes out ~ we don't have them here and they don't have clearance or sale items that you all snag online. I LOVE everything you got! That key and crown are my favorites.

Mimi said...

Great finds...isn't it amazing what a can of spray paint can do!

Nancy said...

Can I go shopping with you? Wow, you got some beautiful things and the price of $22 is amazing!!!

LV said...

You did an awesome job on that shopping spree. Your finds are nice and at good prices. Nice post and thanks for your visit.